Aasha means hope in Nepal, the country where we adopted our daughter Purnima. While in Nepal, our eyes were opened to the poverty and dire need that so many families face. We were inspired to start The Aasha Fund by our daughter’s adoption, but our focus is to help people all over the world, specifically families and their children.The Aasha Fund
The Aasha Fund was started in 2011 by Jed and Vicki Taufer in honor of their adopted daughter, Purnima. Vicki spent 6 six months in Nepal with Purnima while waiting for her visa. This experience allowed Vicki to see first hand what living in a third world country was like. No clean water, polluted air, power outages up to 14 hours a day, and an extremely unstable government. While Vicki was happy to finally return to the United Stated with her daughter in Janaury 2011, she is haunted by images of the families and children she met that still face these hardships daily. The Aasha Fund was started with the purpose of longevity, helping needy families and children forever. Someday Purnima, as well as their son Kawin will be in charge of making donations from this fund.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.